Fulk I or Foulques I “The Red, le Roux”, Count of Anjou

Male Abt 888 - 942  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name Fulk I or Foulques I “The Red, le Roux” , Count of Anjou 
    Suffix Count of Anjou 
    Born Abt 888 
    Gender Male 
    Died 941/42 
    Notes 
    • “FOULQUES ([888]-[941/42], bur Châteauneuf, église Saint-Martin). The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum names "Ingelgerius…filius eius Fulco cognominatus Rufus". Comte de Nantes 908-919. He succeeded in 909 as Vicomte de Tours et d'Anjou. He was installed as FOULQUES I "le Roux" Comte d'Anjou in 929 by Raoul King of France. His lay abbacies are noted in the charter dated to [929/30] under which "Fulco Andecavorum comes abbas quoque Sancti Albini Sanctique Lizinii necnon et uxor mea Roscilla et filii mei Widdo ac Fulco" donated property to Saint-Aubin d'Angers for the souls of "Ingelgerio genitore meo atque Ingelgerio filio meo necnon…Warnerio socro meo et uxore sua Tescenda". The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum records the burial of "Fulco Rufus" at "ecclesia beati Martini iuxta patrem suum". m (before 5 Jul 905) ROSCILLE [de Loches], daughter of GARNERIUS Seigneur de Loches, Villentrasti et Haia & his wife Tescenda --- ([870]-). The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum records the marriage of Comte Foulques and "de pago Turonico…Roscillam, Warnerii filiam", specifying that "Warnerius…filius Adalaudi" had three castles "in Turonico…Lochas atque Villentrasti et Haia" which Foulques later acquired. "Falco comes Andecavororum iuvenis" names "uxor mea Roscila et filii mei Guido et Fulco" in a donation of property "pro anima Ingelgerii patris mei et iterum Ingelgerii filii mei et Vuarnerii soceri mei et uxoris suæ Tescendæ" by charter dated 929. "Fulco Andecavoruum comes abbas quoque Sancti Albini Sanctique Lizinii necnon et uxor mea Roscilla et filii mei Widdo ac Fulco" donated property to Saint-Aubin d'Angers for the souls of "Ingelgerio genitore meo atque Ingelgerio filio meo necnon…Warnerio socro meo et uxore sua Tescenda" by charter dated to [929/30]. Comte Foulques I & his wife had five children:
      a) INGELGER d'Anjou (-killed in battle [927]). The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum records that "Fulco Rufus alium [filium] …Ingelgerium" was killed fighting the Normans. Although he is discussed in the Gesta after his brother Guy, it is likely that he was the oldest son, the first-born rarely entering the church although ecclesiasts may have been given precedence in lists of children in contemporary texts due to their perceived superior rank. "Falco comes Andecavorum iuvenis" names "uxor mea Roscila et filii mei Guido et Fulco" in a donation of property "pro anima Ingelgerii patris mei et iterum Ingelgerii filii mei et Vuarnerii soceri mei et uxoris suæ Tescendæ" by charter dated 929. "Fulco Andecavorum comes abbas quoque Sancti Albini Sanctique Lizinii necnon et uxor mea Roscilla et filii mei Widdo ac Fulco" donated property to Saint-Aubin d'Angers for the souls of "…Ingelgerio filio meo…" by charter dated to [929/30].
      b) GUY d'Anjou (-[970]). The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum records that "Fulco…filiosque…quorum unus Guido" was made Bishop of Soissons by "Hugonem Abba-Comitem". "Wido filius Fulconis Andegavensis, sancti Martini Turonensis canonicus" was installed as Bishop of Soissons in 937 in succession to "Abbo Suessorum". His father offered him as a hostage to the Normans in return for the release of Charles III "le Simple" King of the Franks in 922.
      c) FOULQUES d'Anjou ([920]-11 Nov 958). The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum names "Fulco Rufus alium [filium] …tertium iuniorem…alter Fulco cognominatus Bonus" when recording that he succeeded his father. He succeeded his father in 942 as FOULQUES II "le Bon" Comte d'Anjou.
      d) [ADELA d'Anjou . A list of members of the Cathedral of Paris lists (in order) "…Walterius comes, Adela comitissa…"[32]. According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Adela was the possible daughter of Foulques I Comte d'Anjou. The primary source which confirms her origin has not yet been identified. It is possible that it is speculative, based on one of her sons being named Foulques. m as his second wife, GAUTHIER [I] Comte de Valois, d'Amiens et du Vexin, son of --- ([925]-987).]
      e) [ROSCILLE d'Anjou (-[943/51]). The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. As most of the early sources which deal with the family of the comtes d´Anjou have now been consulted, it is suspecteted that Roscille may have been a later invention, although the precise basis for this has not yet been found. Although no date is known for the supposed second marriage of Alain II Duke of Brittany, it is likely that any former wife of his died in 951 at the latest, given his own death in the following year. m (943) as his first wife, ALAIN II "le Barbetorte" Duke of Brittany, son of MATHEDOI [I] Comte de Poher & his wife --- de Bretagne (in Brittany [before 919]-952).]” [1]
    Person ID I13240  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2014 

    Father Ingelger I, Count of Anjou and Orléans,   b. 845,   d. 888  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Adelais 
    Family ID F4531  Group Sheet

    Family Rosalie or Roscille, de Loches 
    Children 
     1. Ingelger, d’Anjou,   d. 927
     2. Guy, d’Anjou,   d. 970
    +3. Fulk II or Foulques II “le Bon”, Count of Anjou,   b. Abt 920,   d. 11 Nov 958, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
     4. Adela, d’Anjou
     5. Roscille, d’Anjou,   d. Between 943 and 951
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F4530  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Trustees..